Most people know about Plymouth’s wealth of historical landmarks, but have you ever considered waterfront dining in Plymouth? Located just steps away from the several historical sites in the Plymouth Cultural District lies the Village Market Place, the home to several waterfront dining locations.
Some of the best locations for waterfront dining in Plymouth include:
- Waterfront Bar and Grille
- East Bay Grille
- Tavern on the Wharf
- Anna’s Harborside Grille
- Surfside Smokehouse
- Salt Restaurant
- Lobster Hut
- The Cabby Shack
- The Blue-Eyed Caribbean Grill & Rum Bar
From fine dining to casual eats, there’s somewhere for everyone to enjoy good food and a view on the Plymouth waterfront. In this article, we take a deeper look at some of the best locations for waterfront dining in Plymouth.
Waterfront Bar & Grille
Hours: 11 am to 1 am daily (Lunch, Dinner, & Brunch on Sundays)
Location: 170 Water St # 170, Plymouth, MA 02360
The Waterfront Bar & Grille boasts a large menu of “smart” seafood and pub grub. They are home to the only outdoor raw bar on the South Shores. You can spend a beautiful afternoon shucking oysters and enjoying the view.
The restaurant also often hosts live entertainment. In addition, they have an expansive patio with an upstairs deck to ensure that every patron gets to enjoy the historic harbor.
East Bay Grille
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 9 pm, Friday & Saturday 11 am – 11 pm
Location: 173 Water Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
The East Bay Grille offers “classic” New England dining. They have everything from fresh seafood to premium cut steaks. Attire is business casual, so it’s best to freshen up at your hotel if you plan on going after a long day of touring.
Tavern on the Wharf
Hours: Vary, but generally 11 am to midnight
Location: 6 Town Wharf, Plymouth, MA 02360
Tavern on the Wharf offers American-style food in a nautical-themed restaurant. It’s a casual restaurant with an emphasis on good food. If you are unable to get a table, order take-out and enjoy a meal in one of the nearby parks.
Anna’s Harborside Grille
Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:30am – 10:00pm, Sunday (Brunch) 10:00am – 10:00pm
Location: 145 Water Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
Anna’s Harborside Grille has a focus on Greek and Mediterranean food. They serve up family recipes that have been passed down over three generations. The restaurant is family-owned and operated.
Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:30 am – 8pm, Sunday 10 am – 5pm
Location: 14 Union Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
Surfside Smokehouse serves a combination of traditional southern BBQ and seafood. The restaurant changed ownership recently but still continues to serve the same menu. They focus on a casual, welcoming atmosphere with great service.
Hours: 4:00pm – 10:00pm, closed on Tuesdays
Location: 170 Water Street, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Salt is a fine dining establishment that serves seafood and steak. Known for their large portions and creative cocktail menu, you won’t leave hungry. Even with large portions, the quality and taste of the food are impeccable.
Hours: 11-8 Friday and Saturday and 11-7 Sunday through Thursday
Location: 25 Town Wharf, Plymouth, MA 02360
Lobster Hut has been located on Town Wharf in Plymouth for over 50 years. The restaurant prides itself on serving “seafood at its best.” It’s a very casual environment where you can get fried seafood platters, sandwiches, or steamed seafood right next to where it came from.
Hours: 11 am – 1am
Location: 30 Town Wharf, Plymouth, MA 02360
The CabbyShack is a casual seafood restaurant that also serves pizza. They are famed for their “Big Shack” roll, which is an oversized lobster roll dripping with butter. They also serve a surprisingly good pizza and clam chowder in a bread bowl.
The Blue-Eyed Crab Caribbean Grill & Rum Bar
Hours: Closed Monday – Tuesday, Wed & Thursday 4-9, Friday & Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-4
Location: 170 Water Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
This Caribbean-style restaurant puts a creative twist on local seafood. Every meal can be paired with a unique and innovative dish. The restaurant has been open since 2007 and was even featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.
Waterfront Dining in Plymouth
You can’t go wrong with any of the waterfront dining options available in Plymouth. Each restaurant puts its own unique style on the amazing local seafood with great alternatives for those who don’t enjoy seafood.
Whether you are looking for a special night out or a casual bite to eat after a long day of touring, there’s a waterfront dining in Plymouth option for you. If you are to the Cape and Islands check out restaurants on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.